Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Soup Expo

Tonight I attend the Chicken Soup for the Soul: Power Moms Expo. I'm looking forward to meeting the other moms featured in the book, as well as any attendees hoping to learn more about what makes a "power mom".

So what makes me a power mom? I don't define myself by my mistakes. My featured story details my initial months as a mother, when I wasn't sure I was cut out for the job. So much of who we are and how we live is defined by what we think of ourselves. I've accepted the reality I will make mistakes as a mother, but I also know that I'm not defined by my mistakes.

I'm a stay-at-home mom, entrenched in my writing career. I love my children and work hard to raise them to learn to love and impact the world positively. These things, though potentially garnering some respect, don't make me a power mom. It is my belief, I am a power mom because of who I am in my relationship with God. My confidence comes from him and because it does, I really am not afraid to take on anything.

I'll let you know how it goes.


  1. Hi Wendy,
    I was wondering what kind of nonfiction you wrote! Now I'm glad to get an idea! Sounds like a wonderfully encouraging story! And you are so right, we often try to define ourselves in terms of what we do, rather than in relation to God.

  2. Wendy - You're comments on my blog make me smile! Thanks for taking the time to do so. I'm so inspired by your writing as well. Love your sentence about your confidence in the Lord helping YOU not being afraid to take anything on. I'm working on that myself, but boy, it sure does make a difference when we remember where our success come from, eh?

    P.S. I haven't listened to Tracy Chapman in LONG time. How fun to hear her playing on your blog. :-)

    Have an awesome day in HIM,

  3. What a wonderful evening you will have! I love the Chicken Soup books and will keep an eye out for your story. Very fun!

  4. I can't wait to hear all about it. How exciting!


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